Agricultural Education and Leadership ⋅ Page 4

An Active Alumna

Colleen Abbott, MU grad, is giving back to a college that has given her so much

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources can often leave a lasting impact on its students. An impact so strong that keeps them coming back even after graduation. This was the case for Colleen Abbot, president of the MU Ag Alumni Board of Directors.

Broad Impacts

Mizzou is home to a national network to aid researchers in showing the impacts of their findings

A big focus of CAFNR is to share the story of how its faculty, staff, students and alumni inspirationally impact the world around them. It’s a main focus of Mizzou, too – and the funding agencies we all work with. The University of Missouri is home to the Broader Impacts Network (BIN), which aims to help researchers engage the public…

Ag Skills Update

Precision Ag Certificate keeps students and farmers current

A program to train agriculture students and update professionals in precision agriculture will be expanded.

Agribusiness Star

CAFNR student entrepreneur recognized by National FFA

Dustin Stanton, an agribusiness major, was named the 2014 American Star in Agribusiness by the National FFA.

APLU Awards

Anna Ball and Rob Kallenbach win land grant recognition

Anna Ball, professor of agricultural education and leadership, and Rob Kallenbach, professor of plant sciences and Extension forage specialist, both were presented awards by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Traces of Excellence

Kitchel receives Distinguished Researcher Award for the region

Faculty and graduate students of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently attended the American Association for Agricultural Education North Central Region Research Conference in Morgantown, W.V. Several educators were recognized, including Tracy Kitchel, associate professor and director of graduate studies for the department of agricultural education and leadership, who received the Distinguished Researcher Award for the region.…

Speaking Achievement

CAFNR student places in final four at national competition

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources student Clarissa Brown placed in the final four at the national American Farm Bureau Federation Collegiate Discussion Meet Feb. 7-8. Brown, a junior in agricultural education, represented the MU Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter at the event. This contest included participants from all over the United States.

Connecting Research to the Public

Anna Ball heads CAFNR's Center for the Collaboration and Development of Educational Innovations

Anna Ball wants everyone to get excited about all of your hard work. Ball, associate professor and department chair of agricultural education and leadership, and others in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, work with researchers across the university to add unique, custom educational components to grants and projects. The goal of their Center for the Collaboration and…

Leading Success

Agricultural Education Graduate Student Association holds first Student Organization Leadership Academy

The Agricultural Education Graduate Student Association held the first Student Organization Leadership Academy (SOLA) April 6.

An IDEA of an Award

Kitchel receives national recognition

Tracy Kitchel, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the department of agricultural education and leadership, has received the 2013 Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA) Faculty Excellence award. Kitchel is not only coordinator for MU’s agricultural education program with Great Plains IDEA, AG*IDEA, he also chairs the national group for ag education. Kitchel grew up in western…